State Board OKs NatureWork Grants for Local Park Projects
COLUMBUS – The State Controlling Board on Monday approved the release of grant funding for more than 100 local NatureWorks projects, including projects in Clinton, Highland and Ross counties, state Rep, Shane Wilkin (R-Hillsboro) announced.
“I appreciate the support for projects in our part of Ohio,” said Wilkin. “I’ve long been a supporter of the NatureWorks program. It’s a popular and competitive grant program.”
In Highland County, Hillsboro will receive $29,985 for a playground project at Harmony Lake at Liberty Park.
In Ross County, the Ross County Park District will receive $18,201 for the Buzzard’s Roose Pond Boardwalk at Earn Barnhart Nature Preserve.
In Clinton County, Sabina will receive $16,968 for improvements at Sabina Village Park, including playground upgrades and the dog park. Wilmington will receive $15,840 to support the cost of the athletic courts surface rehabilitation project at J.W. Denver Williams Memorial Park.
These were among 115 projects being awarded a combined $5.2 million from this latest round of NatureWorks grant funding. The program provides up to 75 percent reimbursement assistance for local governments for the acquisition, development and rehabilitation of recreational areas.
Wilkin is serving his second term in the Ohio House of Representatives after being appointed during the 132nd General Assembly. He represents the 91st Ohio House District, serving residents of Clinton, Highland and Pike counties, as well as residents in a portion of Ross County.
Submitted by office of Shane Wilkin.